Grzegorz Wiśniewski
President of the Management Board, Institute for Renewable Energy
Grzegorz Wiśniewski
President of the Management Board, Institute for Renewable Energy

Grzegorz Wiśniewski - engineer, economist, specialist in the renewable energy market and solar energy technology. Founder (2001) and president of the Institute of Renewable Energy (IEO). He is the program director of the postgraduate studies "Renewable energy for business", a member of the Presidium of the Energy and Climate Policy Committee of the National Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Council of the National Chamber of Energy Clusters and Renewable Energy Sources. He is the initiator of new concepts in renewable energy, including the construction in Poland of Gigafactories of photovoltaic cells available through the Giga PV S.A. container ("2020"), a concept regarding zero-emission renewable energy heating with seasonal heat storage and agro-photovoltaics.

He was the director of the European Commission Center for Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and the chairman of the European Commission's Reflective Group on Sustainable Energy, member of the Steering Committee for Energy at NCBiR and the NCBiR Editorial Team for New Energy Technologies. Member of the National Development Council at the Presidency of the Republic of Poland, elections 2015-2021. He managed work on tools for renewable energy sources, government expertise, and management of policies for the development of rights and economic assessments of renewable energy technologies. He is the national co-author of the "Strategy for the Development of Renewable Energy" (2000), the first draft of the Act on Energy Sources, basic to the green certificates system (2005), and the initiator of the prosumer application to the RES Act (2015). Winner of the title "Man of Polish Ecology" (2014).


Opening session
  • 14:00 - 16:00
  • 120 min
  • Ballroom "B", first floor


Inaugural Speeches:

  • Szymon Kowalski, Vice President of the Board, RE-Source Poland Hub Foundation
  • Representative of Katowice

Introductory Speech:
•    Sebastian Jabłoński, CEO of Respect Energy

Energy Transformation in Poland: Can Consumers Count on Access to Affordable Green Energy? – Development Perspective

During the debate, issues related to the accessibility of renewable energy sources for consumers, both institutional and local government, will be addressed. Currently, green energy is becoming a necessary product for consumers to remain competitive in global markets. Without ensuring consumers access to renewable energy sources, the Polish economy may lose competitiveness, and further investments may not be located, while existing ones may seek new markets. Therefore, the panel will address issues related to industrial transformation and the needs of consumers in the field of green energy. Representatives of both state and local government administrations (who also act as energy consumers) will present their views. The debate will also include energy producers and trading companies, who will indicate what needs to be done to provide consumers quickly and efficiently with an adequate amount of green energy.

Debate moderator: Szymon Kowalski, Vice President of the Board, RE-Source Poland Hub Foundation

Invited Participants:

Representative of Katowice

• Sebastian Jabłoński, President of the Management Board, Respect Energy

• Janusz Gajowiecki, President of the Management Board, Polish Wind Energy Association

• Mateusz Marczewski, Member of the board, Axpo Polska

• Mikołaj Budzanowski, Member of the Management Board, Boryszew S.A.

• Tomasz Niebylski, ATU Lead - Utilities, Telco, Manufacturing, Microsoft


Panel Discussion: De-mystifying Direct Line and Onsite Solar
Panel Discussion: De-mystifying Direct Line and Onsite Solar
  • 10:00 - 11:00
  • 60 min
  • Room 25, First Floor


What are the differences and similarities between private wire and onsite solar, and how can you leverage them for the benefit of your company? In this session, we will delve into the similarities and differences between private wire and onsite solar. What does the business case look like? How do you choose the right path for your organization? And how do you get started? Join us in an interactive session to learn more about private wire and onsite solar as methods to save money, increase your share of renewable energy, and enhance your brand.
Panel Moderator: Pascal Olin, Client Executive and Head of Oniste Solar, Alight

Presentation: ALIGHT Representative

•    Przemysław Kałek, Partner and Legal Advisor Energy Law, RS Legal
•    Grzegorz Skarżyński, RES Energy Expert, Tundra Advisory
•    Grzegorz Wiśniewski, President  of Board, Institute for Renewable Energy 
•    Bartosz Wilk, Prezez zarządu, Business Energy Solutions 

Panel Partner: Alight

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